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​​​The Bachelor of Studies programme offered at the AKU's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is a transformative programme with a deeply integrate​d and holistic academic structure defined through four principal components that balance disciplinary knowledge with an inspiring general education anchored in practical learning. The components are Core Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Majors; Senior Thesis; and Experiential Learning.​

Guided by FAS’ academic advisors, students select their major by the end of their second year and spend most of their third- and fourth years taking courses within it. Each major comprises a minimum of 39 credits. The four majors are: 

  • ​Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • ​​Social Development Studies

  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

  • Human and Environmental Biology

The FAS will follow a needs-blind admissions policy considering the candidate's context and merit without reference to financial need. There will be no quotas, reserved seats or admissions against donations. Merit-based admissions will be open to candidates globally.​​

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Admissions​ are open for 2023 admission cycle. The last date for submission of applications is Mar 2, 2023

You are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, you are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the ​Online Process​.

Eligibility Criteria​

Candidates following any system of education may apply to the programme, if they meet the eligibility requirements. ​There are no specific subject requirements. ​​​​​You can find details of eligibility requirements here.

For further information or queries you may visit us or contact us on below mentioned phone number or email address.

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​Office of the Registrar

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
​The Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800​ Pakistan​

Email: fas.query@aku.edu
Tel: +92 21 3486 9880​​